Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and car maintenance
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
8.1. General information
8.1.1. Body framework Main characteristics Deformation zone Cabin Panel of a frame of a radiator Forward amplifier of a bumper
8.2. Hinged components of a body
8.3. Body glazing
8.4. Seats
8.5. Conditioner and heater
8.6. Tables


8-1-1-2-zona-deformacii.html Deformation zone

To reduce salon damage, forward and back frames which are deformed at blow are developed and effectively absorb/disseminate energy of collision.
At moderate head-on collisions in a zone of the amplifier of a bumper the blow dissipates to forward lateral frames and elements of a forward suspension bracket.

Fig. 8.2. Zones of deformation of a body: 1–energy of collision; 2–forward amplifier of a bumper; 3–forward lateral frame; 4–forward cross-piece; 5–caisson; 6–lateral longitudinal beam; 7–lobby In-shaped

If collision occurs close to salon, energy of blow dissipates lateral longitudinal beams and forward B-shaped frames through a caisson, reducing blow on salon.

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